Chicago's ICY DEMONS have spent the last few years on the road, honing their chops and sharing stages with everyone from Slint and Of Montreal to Arcade Fire and Man Man. The group blends elements of dub, minimalism and futuristic prog-rock stylings to create a pleasantly hypnotic sound where slow and soft-focus rhythm reigns supreme. Atlanta piano man Jeffrey Bützer and his band the Midwives open with lush, classy and timeless avant-garde pop excursions. $6-$8. 10 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com. (Chad Radford)
"Saturday Night Live's" own COLIN QUINN ventures to the Punchline with his hit "One Man Show." Quinn's most notable for hosting the Comedy Central talk show "Tough Crowd," as well as being an anchor for "SNL's" Weekend Update. A veteran stand-up comedian well-known among audiences for his sarcastic and playful style, Quinn remains a crowd favorite. Through Feb. 21. $25. Fri., 8 and 10 p.m.; Sat., 7, 9 and 11 p.m. 280 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-5233. www.punchline.com. (Andy Nelson)
FEB. 25 NE-YO Chart-topping R&B singer/songwriter visits the Fox Theatre. www.ticketmaster.com.
FEB. 27 BLACK LIPS Get down and dirty at Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.
FEB. 27 BEN FOLDS Plays the Tabernacle. www.livenation.com.
FEB. 28 SCION ROCK FEST Mastodon, Zoroaster and a slew of other bad-ass rockers invade the Masquerade. www.scion.com/rock.